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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001173.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Bouncing Keys
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 22:09:58 -0500


This is a common problem with the prestige line. You can have the spring
tightened, but it would be better to have a spring placed beneath the RH
low F# key to help.....this is what the old designe of the Buffet R-13
used to have. This is a problem I have been having with my Prestige, and
Francois Kloc explained it is an easy fix.

Good luck!

Roger Garrett

On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Stephen C. Moore wrote:

> Hey ya'll,
> BTW- I use to be but I've switched, and the reasons should
> be pretty self-explanitory! :) Anyway, I am plagued with problem of a
> pad bouncing on my Buffet (I think circa 1990) Prestidge low Eb bass. At
> any tempo, a transition from F#/C# to E/B will not come out cleanly because
> the F#/C# pad is bouncing. I count 3 bounces, at a slow tempo you can hear
> both notes for 1/2 a second and for fast runs the two notes usually aren't
> produced. This is probably my own fault as I had my technician lighten up
> the action on the pinky keys - the key return was too slow for fast runs,
> so I'm hoping its something I can fix myself. I have already tried adding
> resistance to the spring - no improvement. Any ideas would be appreciated.
> Stephen C. Moore /

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